Nototriton major Good and Wake, 1993

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Nototriton > Species: Nototriton major

Nototriton major Good and Wake, 1993, Herpetol. Monogr., 7: 137. Holotype: UCR 6756, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada Platanillo, approximately 6 km east of Moravia de Chirripó, Prov. Cartago, Costa Rica, . . . . Elevation ca. 1200 m".

Nototriton (Nototriton) majorDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77–161.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality on the north-facing premontane slope of the Cordillera de Talamanca, near Moravia de Chirripó, Cartago Province, eastern Costa Rica, 1100–1200 m elevation.


See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 142–143. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 76–80, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 367, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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